Glasgow Distillery 6yo “G16 – Dark ‘n’ stormy creme brulee” by The SMWS (Review)

Glasgow Distillery 6yo Single Grain Whisky "G16: Dark 'n' stormy creme brulee" by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)

If you have not yet come across The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s bottle code G16 before, that’s because it is brand new and it will most likely not be used all too often! After all, it refers to a special breed of grain whisky made at an urban production site that normally produces malt whisky only: (more…)

“Siebert’s Birthday Dram”: Caol Ila 8 Years Old w/ Oloroso Finish (Review)

Header image of Caol Ila 8yo Oloroso by Siebert's Whisky Welt

And the party goes on … in late May 2023, Munich-based specialist whisky shop Sieberts Whiskywelt run by expert drammers Marcel and Başak – celebrated its fifth anniversary. While the on-site festivities are mostly over now, the commemorative birthday bottling, (more…)

Cameronbridge 13yo “Coven of Resurrection” by Whisky of Voodoo (Review)

Courageous and creative indie bottlers Brave New Spirits picked their name for a reason. After all, the Glasgow-based whisky mavens often release bottlings that have colorful designs, curiosity-raising names, and out-of-the-ordinary maturation histories. Whereas their latest outturn – Cask Noir – took inspiration from the hard-boiled detective movies of the 1940s and 1950s, (more…)

Distell Group Masterclass at Whiskyplaza w/ Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Tobermory & Ledaig (Tasting)

Impressions of Distell Group Masterclass at Whiskyplaza in Hamburg (Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Tobermory, Ledaig)

When Distell Group’s Brand Ambassador for Germany, Chantalle Seidler, asked me if I wanted to join a tasting with the group’s Master Distiller at Whiskyplaza in Hamburg, I did not have to think twice about it! After all, Chantalle is well known for putting incredible bottles on the table (more…)

Heaven’s Door Bourbon – Single Barrel #214 in the German Selection by Schlumberger (Review)

Header image of Heaven's Door Single Barrel Straight Bourbon for Schlumberger (#214)

Though I am quite a fan, I only discovered this limited edition bottling from Heaven’s Door Bourbon a brand co-created and endorsed by Bob Dylan – by happenstance. When I checked the manifold offerings at the Schlumberger booth at this year’s Hanse Spirit, my glimpse fell on three (more…)

3x Single Cask Whisky Bottling by Flickenschild: Auchroisk & 2x Caol Ila (Review Flight)

Header image of 3x Single Cask Scotch Whisky by Flickenschild (2x Caol Ila & 1x Auchroisk)

The new three-piece range of single cask bottlings by Flickenschild has a simply yet evocative name: “Slainte”. Graced with stylish illustrations by North-German artist Mats Matthée, each member of the trio cuts a mighty fine figure both on the outside and on the inside. (more…)